Presentation on theme: "MAKING LIFE BETTER Making it your own"— Presentation transcript:
1 MAKING LIFE BETTER Making it your own Liz MitchellInstitute of Public Health in Ireland
2 A WHOLE SYSTEM STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC HEALTH This presentation will -- Provide an overview of Making Life BetterHighlight key features of relevance for HSCProvide an update on current situation and what happens next
3 Vision and aimsAll people are enabled and supported in achieving their full health and wellbeing potentialThe aims are to achieve better health and wellbeing for everyone and reduce inequalities in healthMaking Life Better succeeds Investing for Health and takes account of consultation response to Fit and Well - Changing Lives, and key evidence such as the Marmot Review 2010Through this framework the Executive has committed to creating the conditions for individuals, families and communities to take greater control over their lives and be enabled and supported to lead healthy livesThe vision and aims reflect this emphasis on supporting and empowering people to act for themselvesThe dual aims are retained from IfH
4 Values Social justice, equity and inclusion Engagement and empowerment CollaborationEvidence informedAddressing local need
5 Key features High level strategic Whole system approach, cross – cuttingCollaboration, engagement and empowermentThe social gradient – proportionate universalismThemes - wider determinants and lifecourseOutcomes and supporting actionsThe framework provides strategic direction to guide the development and implementation of collaborative action at government, regional and local levels. Reflects evidence that social economic and environmental issues affect people's health more than individual health behaviours and more than clinical services.Framework aims to improve co-ordination, and inter-connectedness between the levels at which activity will be required, through a whole system approach – this was an area for improvement identified through the IFH review.A key feature is emphasis on engagement and empowerment – for people to have the capacity to take control over their own healthThere is an emphasis on the need for universal services but with greater intensity of action for those with greater social, economic and health disadvantage – proportionate universalism (Marmot review 2010).Consultation on “ Fit and Well” highlighted an overemphasis on the lifecourse stages that detracted from the importance of tackling the underlying social determinants – thematic approach covers bothLong term outcomes are identified for each theme, with strategic supporting actions and commitments for the current budgetary period. It is intended these will be updated on a rolling basis over the period of the framework.
6 MAKING LIFE BETTER themes Giving Every Child the Best StartEquipped throughout LifeEmpowering healthy livingCreating the conditionsEmpowering CommunitiesDeveloping Collaboration5 themes as in Fit and Well and one addition no. 6.Actions and long term outcomes are structured around 6 themes -Emphasis in MLB on the lifecourse and the influence of particular social determinants at each stage – as outlined in the first two themesParticular emphasis is given to children and young people, and to supporting transitions between lifestages on into older age –Empowering healthy living focuses on support for individual choices and also embedding prevention in Health and Social Care services (includes mental health and wellbeing)The next two themes address wider structural, economic, social and environmental conditions impacting on health at population and community levelsDeveloping collaboration focuses on strengthening collaboration for health and wellbeing at regional and local levelsConsiders strengthening collaboration for health and wellbeing at regional and local levels. Three areas of work: food (grow/prepare/ eat), space and environments/places and social inclusionLook more closely at each theme shortly
7 Outcomes, actions and indicators Long term outcomes identified for each themeStrategic supporting actions/commitments over current budgetary period – to be rolled forwardHigh level indicators to serve as proxy measures to monitor progress towards outcomes, and over timeFor each theme there are long term outcomes to aspire to and associated short term actions at the government/strategic level.These will be reviewed and rolled forward as necessary.A set of high level indicators have been identified against each theme to monitor progress including on the scale of health inequalities. ( eg life expectancy, healthy life expectancy etc ) These indicators have been agreed with departments.
8 Giving Every Child the Best Start outcomes Good quality parenting and family supportHealthy and confident children and young peopleChildren and young people skilled for lifeMoving to look more closely at the themes, actions and indicators –The first theme is Giving Every Child the Best Start, recognising the importance of early years experiences for health and wellbeing throughout life and of the importance of this lifestage in attempting to break the inter-generational cycle of deprivation.
9 Giving Every Child the Best Start – actions Child healthParenting and family supportPreparing for schoolLiteracy and numeracySkills for lifePlay and leisureActions underpinning this theme mainly relate to Health and Education, including for example ante and post- natal care, support for parenting, early years, social and emotional development in the school setting etc
10 Give every child best start Affordable, available, high quality childcare – Nordic countries Child Poverty Alliance, Beneath the Surface Child Poverty in Northern Ireland.Chinese pre-schools to adopt NI Early Years programmeWe know what to do – implementation and scale
11 Equipped throughout Life outcomes Ready for adult lifeEmployment, life-long learning and participationHealthy active ageingThis theme continues the lifecourse approach and addresses the adult population and transitions between different stages.In adulthood the positive influence on health and wellbeing of good quality work is highlighted, as is the importance of remaining connected and active into older age
12 Equipped throughout Life actions Employment, including youth and older peopleSkilling workforceOpportunities for volunteering/learningAge friendly environmentsActions underpinning this theme mainly led by DEL in relation to skills development employability schemes, employment services etc.But HSC have a key role in partnership with DE and DEL in relation to supporting the development of young people in and leaving careAnd also working in partnership to assist people with mental and physical health and disability related barriers to improve their chances of finding training /employmentThis theme also includes promotion of participation, healthy active ageing etc and aligns with the TYC emphasis on promoting home as the hub of care for older people where it is safe to do so.
13 Empowering healthy living outcomes Improved health and reduction in harmImproved mental health and wellbeing, and reduction in self harm and suicidePeople are better informed about health mattersPrevention embedded in servicesThis theme is of particular relevance to the Medical Leaders ForumAction falls mostly within DHSSPS responsibility in supporting people to make healthy choices and in embedding prevention within the design and delivery of services
14 Empowering healthy living actions Implement “lifestyle” strategiesPromote mental wellbeingScreening and vaccination/ immunisationHealth literacyHealth professionals equipped for prevention/ early interventionEmphasis on prevention/early intervention in commissioning and deliveryIt includes action to promote and protect health being taken forward through various issue – specific strategiesHarm reduction strategies tackling issues such as substance misuse and obesity continue to be progressed and work is under way to develop a new mental health and wellbeing strategy, incorporating suicide prevention.There is an emphasis throughout the framework on empowering and enabling people to take control of their own health –knowledge and information to make choices is keyAssisting people to self-manage long-term conditions and embedding prevention in services, through, for example, alcohol brief interventions, continue to be progressed within the HSC.The introduction of brief interventions and making every contact count are examples of embedding prevention in the HSC – workforce development must be consideredA key action is to increase the emphasis on prevention and early intervention in the commissioning and delivery of Primary, Community and Secondary Care services
15 Creating the conditions outcomes A decent standard of livingMaking the most of the physical environmentSafe and healthy homesThis theme looks at the wider social and economic determinants that affect people’s health and wellbeing for which action is generally taken on a regional basisPoverty is the single largest determinant of health ( WHO) and ill health is an obstacle to social and economic developmentThere is a symbiotic inter-relationship between prosperity and ill health – healthier people are more productive and improved health will contribute to positive economic outcomes; at the same time enhancing employability, skills etc are conducive to improved health.In addition to efforts to promote employment/ prosperity action is needed to mitigate the impact of poverty
16 Creating the conditions actions Economic strategyBenefit uptakePhysical environmentTransportHousingSafe “by design”Actions within this theme relate to growing the economy, mitigating the impact of poverty, improving housing standards etcThere are also actions in relation to enhancing the capacity of our physical infrastructure to support healthy, active living – planning policy, design approaches, active travel etcMany alliances needed across government
17 Empowering Communities outcomes Thriving communitiesSafe communitiesSafe and healthy workplacesThis theme addresses social determinants at a more local levelRecognises that the communities and social networks to which people belong have a significant impact on health and wellbeing – support from families and friends is associated with better healthImportant to work in partnership with communities, local government and other key agencies in seeking ways both to tackle community issues and to build social capital
18 Empowering Communities actions Urban regenerationCommunity developmentAccess to local facilitiesGood relationsPromoting volunteeringCommunity safetyRoad safetyWorkplace and farm safetyFocus on maximising collaboration to increase access to services, supporting local growth, promoting participation and volunteering, links with aims of good relations strategy and others etcLinks with community safety strategy, Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse, road safetyPromotion of health and wellbeing in workplaces
19 Developing Collaboration outcomes A strategic approach to public healthStrengthened collaboration for health and wellbeing – includes local partnership actionThe review of IfH found that the link between regional and local action was weak.This theme intends to emphasise the need for a more strategic and better co-ordinated approachIt provides a focus for both regional and local action in a whole system approach.
20 Developing Collaboration actions Joined up working for public healthHealth in all policiesResearch and developmentLegislation – tobacco etc and new Public Health legislationLocal partnership action on- Food- Space and place- Social InclusionActions relate to eg establishing the structures and the whole system approach, reviewing processes eg HIAP, co-ordinated approach to R and D.A number of strategic actions are included including the use of legislation as a mechanism to secure improvementsA steer has been given in relation to areas that local partnership action should focus on ie –- Access to healthy foods and reducing the risk of obesity, building health and communities- Creating safe, health enabling neighbourhoods and environments, eg which maximise the use of physical assets to increase access to opportunities for walking, cycling etc- Ensuring people have access to support networks and opportunities to participate in society
21 Spaces and places Foyle Bridge – South Korea, Mapo Bridge - reimagine CCG – make it local, make it owned – link with research
22 The impact of CCG• Increasing % meeting recommended levels of physical activity• Reducing inequality in physical activity• Role of built environment• Encouraging community to initiate/sustain change• Cost-effectiveness of CCG to influence physical activity levels and improve health
23 Making it workA new Ministerial Committee for Public Health will oversee implementation with cross-departmental/ cross-sectoral groups at Departmental, regional and local level with links to other relevant groups.Processes will be developed to ensure there is good connection, information - sharing and collaboration, and monitoring to give life to the whole system approachStructures are currently being established – it will take time for these to form and bed in - but there are good relationships to build onInaugural meetings have been held of both the ADOG and Regional Project BoardPHA-led cross-sectoral Regional Project Board has proposed 3 initial areas for joint working – neighbourhood renewal, transforming physical environment and connected caring communities.These have been endorsed by the All-Departments Officials Group, led by CMO.
24 Next StepsRe-shape local partnerships to align better with community planningWider engagementCommunications strategy to provide consistent messagesMeeting of Ministerial Committee for Public HealthPHA will progress work on the three initial areas for joint working and bring forward proposals for re-shaping the local partnerships.Communication strategy to be developed and may form part of agenda for first meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Public HealthTiming for this to be confirmed.
25 Conclusions Do something, do more, do better Do what we can now with tools and means availableUse evidence/adapt to localImplement at scale
26 The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu
27 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Working for better healthacross the island of Irelandthrough:Strengthening public health capacityProviding /interpreting information for public healthAdvising on policyStrengthening public health capacity – briefing / policy position papers; establishing links within the public health communityProviding and interpreting information for public health (research and data analysis eg chronic conditions series; tobacco report).Advising on policy (advice to Departments of Health in NI and RoI – public health strategies; HIA and HiAP; responding to public consultations).All of the above work is centred on addressing health inequalities across the island of Ireland.Supporting action to address health inequalities27
29 The Health Well http://www.thehealthwell.info Aims: To increase access to broad range of informationInteractive analyse that information and understand that informationOnline tools to support collaborationOnline support for public health networks (eg NIPHRN, ASOI, etc)Tools to apply informationBuild research and evaluation capacity